Sep 16, 2015

RAMSA in China: A Conversation with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Cathleen McGuigan

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 460 West 34th Street, 18th Floor, New York, New York 10001

Join Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Cathleen McGuigan for a conversation about the firm's recent work in China and cocktails.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is an internationally recognized architecture firm. Recent projects in China include Heart of Lake, a high-rise garden suburb in Xiamen, and AVIC Jinjiang Uptown, a 235,000-square-meter mixed-use development designed to be woven into the city's street grid.

RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern, Grant Marani, and Paul Whalen and Associate Partners Chen-Huan Liao and Bina Bhattacharyya will be joined in conversation by Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record.

Robert A.M. Stern is Founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects. A practicing architect, teacher, and writer, he is also the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. His recent book Paradise Planned is regarded as the definitive history of the planned garden suburb and the modern city.

Grant Marani is a Partner at RAMSA, responsible for the design and management of a broad range of projects including houses, residential compounds, apartment buildings, resort villages, and major mixed-use developments in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and Partner-in-Charge of RAMSA's representative office in Shanghai.

Paul Whalen is a Partner at RAMSA, focused on community-making at various scales, leading the design of residential buildings, country clubs, hotels, and large-scale town and urban planning projects around the world. His work in China includes the planning and architectural design of residential and mixed-use developments in over a dozen cities in China. Mr. Whalen is Partner-in-Charge of RAMSA's representative office in Beijing.

Chen-Huan Liao is an Associate Partner at RAMSA, currently managing the firm's projects in China. He has served as Project Manager for large-scale, mixed-use projects in Hong Kong, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou, and Jinjiang. His work also includes mixed-use residential buildings in Taipei, Atlanta, and New York City.

Bina Bhattacharyya is an Associate Partner at RAMSA, leading the design effort for the office's work in China with Mr. Marani and Mr. Whalen. In China, her projects include Heart of Lake, a high-rise garden suburb in Xiamen, and high-density, mixed-use developments in Chongqing and Jinjiang. Her portfolio also includes commercial, institutional, and recreational buildings across the United States.

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